Mercy, mercy me, that Murcielago

from Kanye West – Dark Fantasy Lyrics on Rap Genius


Simply put, the fame is too much for West. He lives an extremely busy lifestyle, and ‘Ye cannot cope with constant change. He even can’t handle the thought of having a Lamborghini Murcielago (the horror!)

This alludes to Marvin Gaye’s Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) (in the song, Marvin criticized the way humans mistreat the environment, making Kanye’s line about a gas-guzzling luxury car pretty ironic) (and casting a sideways glance at Jay-Z on “Mr. Carter”)

The strings from Mercy, Mercy Me was also sampled by Hit-Boy for the beat for Christmas in Harlem

Kanye also references to this in Mercy.

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